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“Don't have big suitcases”
Review of Samesun Vancouver

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Samesun Vancouver
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

It was conveniently located by other hostels (as using hostels while going to school); it was an adventure carrying my big suitcase up the stairs, but easier to send down and even had someone offer to carry down the last long flight of stairs.

Room Tip: The room I was in was very tight squeeze because everyone had suitcases, but we all laughed it off...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Helpful and friendly staff and fantastic breakfast!!
fab location

And lovely and clean!!

I put average for sleep quality just cos my room was street side and therefore it was always really noisy!! I still got a good nights sleep though- I guess it depends how long it takes you to fall asleep.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

samesun in vancouver is huge and has so much to offer! comfy beds and nice blankets, great big kitchen with everythiing i needed as a traveller! so many things organised by the hostel, so as a solo traveller i had lots of options of things to do and ways to meet people! had a great bar and restaurant downstairs! breakky was even included! overall i thought it was great! nothing to complain about at all! except the room as a bit squishy as it was full!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed here for 2 weeks and I'm coming back for a couple of days before I head up to Whistler for work. The rooms were clean, bathrooms were clean, breakfast was great, staff were friendly and helpful and a great location.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The best thing about SameSun is its staff who was always trying to help you to make the best of your days in Vancouver. Great daytrips were offered by the hostel were you only had to pay for the public transportation and other cost which occur during the trip. We had a fantastic trip with Stephanie to Bowen Island which included a nice walking tour and some quality time in the bar!

The facilitlies are not outstanding but they are clean and nice. Free Wifi is available in the entire hostel. There is a coomon area with pool-table, TV and PCs and for those who want to cook they find everything they need. Furthermore, the hostel has its own bar (The Beaver) where it is easy to get in touch with other travelers and which is usually the starting point for a brilliant night in VC downtown.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Breakfast is good for me, the staffs are very friendly and helpful, the lockers in the room and big enough to fit small suitcase, but have to bring your won locks!
8-people dorm is so crowded and sort of messy, the washroom at the end of floor is not enough for the traffic hours. But, remember, it's cheap!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

SameSun Backpacker Lodge has a great location in downtown Vancouver (Granville St).
I never stay at the Lodge because i live in town...but love to meet my Canadian folks at the bar,have some pitchers or domestic cervezas.
They have good prices and many smiles of cute bartenders.
Good spot for Canadian Day or Australian Day...never been on 5 de Mayo :(
We never want to leave this bar but is a lot of action going on behind the front door and so tasty fast food on the corner (cheap pizza)
Maybe one day i will crash with you guys after celebrating something.
See you on my way back with my friends & hope to see another cute & friendly bartender.
Happy travels

Room Tip: rooms are very clean
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Samesun Vancouver

Address: 1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range: £23 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Vancouver 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The largest hostel in downtown Vancouver with a central location in the entertainment district. We boast a clean environment with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Everything you need in a hostel! Clean, comfortable, safe and fun, SameSun is the place to stay in Vancouver! You get what you pay for in this city, so if you want the best experience for your stay in Vancouver, check out the #1 rated hostel in the city! ... more   less 
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Samesun Backpacker Hotel Vancouver

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